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Monetary rewards and faculty behaviour: how economic incentives drive publish or perish


Backes-Gellner, U; Schlinghoff, A (2008). Monetary rewards and faculty behaviour: how economic incentives drive publish or perish. In: Southern Management Association. Southern Management Association Proceedings. St. Pete Beach, FL: Southern Management Association (SMA), 725-730.

Abstract

Higher education institutions are increasingly emulating research institutions and concentrate their financial rewards on research output (Melguizo/Strober 2007). We investigate whether faculty members strongly react to such financial rewards. We focus on monetary rewards originating from promotions. Based on economic theories we derive three hypotheses. We test them with data from 112 faculty member from the USA and 189 from Germany. Consistent with our
hypotheses we find that faculty members strongly behave like
economic theory suggests: they not only increase publications when monetary incentives are large but they also instantly cut them down as soon as monetary incentives are gone.

Abstract

Higher education institutions are increasingly emulating research institutions and concentrate their financial rewards on research output (Melguizo/Strober 2007). We investigate whether faculty members strongly react to such financial rewards. We focus on monetary rewards originating from promotions. Based on economic theories we derive three hypotheses. We test them with data from 112 faculty member from the USA and 189 from Germany. Consistent with our
hypotheses we find that faculty members strongly behave like
economic theory suggests: they not only increase publications when monetary incentives are large but they also instantly cut them down as soon as monetary incentives are gone.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:19 Dec 2008 10:40
Last Modified:18 Feb 2018 10:09
Publisher:Southern Management Association (SMA)
Series Name:Meeting Proceedings
Number:2008
Additional Information:Das Paper wurde am Southern Management Association 2008 Meeting in St. Pete Beach, FL (29. Oct. - 1. Nov. 2008) präsentiert.
OA Status:Closed
Official URL:http://www.southernmanagement.org/meetings/2008/proceedings//data/PaperID34.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.southernmanagement.org/meetings/2008/

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